Ideas Elevated

From Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, it's Ideas Elevated: the podcast that elevates innovative products to their full potential.Join host Danielle Cohn as she explores the tools and tactics that successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and up-and-coming CEOs use to take their ideas, products, and startups to the next level.Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media, and entertainment.

Bree Kellum Ballogun: Cultivating Client Relati...
You'll walk away with tips on how to build trust, set boundaries, and develop new strategies to gain and maintain client relationships.
27 min
Kendra Bracken-Ferguson: Telling Your Brand Story
Kendra Bracken-Ferguson is a digital marketer, brand architect, and entrepreneur. In this episode she shares tactics to help you tell your brand story, and you’ll learn Kendra’s strategies for maintaining balance in her life as a busy entrepreneur.
27 min
How to Build a More Diverse Talent Pool
Marlin and Tani join my colleague Khalilah Lawson to chat about the best hiring practices for creating an inclusive work environment.
33 min
Cultivating a More Inclusive Company Culture
In this episode, Stefanie K. Johnson and Andrea Perdomo share steps that you can take right now to start building the foundation for a more equitable future in your workplace.
28 min
Creating an Equitable Workplace
Rashaad, Alicia, and Chris chat with Kendra Lee during one of our Live@LIFT virtual events. They’ll discuss the role that management plays in fostering inclusive work environments and explore the difference between reactive and proactive inclusivity.
30 min
Nir Bashan: How to Cultivate a Creative Mentality
Nir Bashan is a creativity expert and the CEO and founder of The Creator Mindset Consulting. Through his business, Nir has taught thousands of people how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work.
28 min
AirBnB’s Chip Conley on The Modern Elder At Work
At age 52, Chip Conley sold his successful boutique hotel business and was recruited by Airbnb to serve as its head of global hospitality and strategy while also mentoring its CEO, Brian Chesky.
30 min
Emily Heyward: Building A Brand People Love
Emily Heyward is a ground-breaking entrepreneur and branding expert that has helped companies like Casper and Allbirds become household names.
29 min
Shanel Fields: How to Recruit the Right Investors
Shanel Fields is the dynamic Founder and CEO of telemedicine service MD Ally. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Techstars, a startup accelerator.
32 min
Yancey Strickler: Better Decisions that will Ki...
Yancey Strickler cofounded Kickstarter, the global crowdfunding platform for founders. Kickstarter went on to become the number one network in the world for supporting and growing new creative ideas.
46 min
Alex Kantrowitz: How The Tech Titans Still Oper...
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a independent newsletter and podcast that focuses on the tech giants. He’s the author of Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever, a book that explores how even the most successful companies still operate like startups.
28 min
Cal Fussman: Lessons from World Leaders and Icons
Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, longtime Esquire writer, corporate consultant, and host of the Big Questions podcast. He’s best known for his column in Esquire magazine, where he’s interviewed leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jeff Bezos, Muhammad Ali, and so many more.
23 min
Natalie Nixon: Balancing Wonder and Rigor to St...
Natalie W. Nixon is a PHD, strategist, and a regular contributor to INC online magazine. Her latest book The Creativity Leap, provides a fresh look into how to cultivate creativity in the workplace.
37 min
Shauna Griffiths: Don't Just Work from Home, LE...
Shauna Griffiths is a dynamic, hybrid-marketer who has successfully worked and led remotely for the last 5 years. She was named a 2017 Game Changer by SportsBusiness Journal, and was selected as one of the 2017 HATCH 100.
18 min
Rohit Bhargava: How to Think in Non-Obvious Ways
Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert and the founder of the Non-Obvious Company.
27 min
David Marquet: Leadership Empowered by the Mili...
David Marquet is a retired U.S. Naval Captain who spent years managing nuclear submarines. Now, decades later, he’s using the skills he learned 800 feet underwater to maneuver leadership in the workplace.
14 min
Kelly Hoey: Building Your Network From Home
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, and the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World.
28 min
Steven Levy: The Inside Story of Facebook
Steven Levy is the editor-at-large at WIRED Magazine and has written multiple books about technology, cryptography, the internet, cybersecurity, and privacy. He was named as America’s Premier Technology Journalist by The Washington Post.
20 min
Bob Moore: Building and Growing a Company Durin...
Bob Moore is Co-Founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a data platform that helps companies discover which customers and leads they have in common.
24 min
Zaza: Why You Should Consider Applying for a St...
Sumorwuo Zaza is the CEO and Co-Founder of NICKL, a software company focused on making it easy to access quality news and information. In this episode, Zaza will share tips for any entrepreneur who’s considering applying for an accelerator program.
25 min
Howard Gray: Watching Out for Blind Spots in Yo...
Howard is a project builder and leadership coach who guides founders and entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. He’s crafted programs for execs at IBM, Mastercard, and General Electric.
20 min
David Meerman Scott: Turning Fans into Customer...
David is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, advisor, and author of several bestselling books. He and his daughter, Reiko, collaborated to write David’s latest book: “Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans.”
28 min
Randi Zuckerberg: From Facebook to Broadway
Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, author, Tony-award winning producer. She spent years in Silicon Valley as the director of market development for Facebook. Later, she founded the production company Zuckerberg Media.
51 min
John Maeda: How Computational Thinking Can Tran...
John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent interdisciplinary thinkers on technology and design. In How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future.
14 min
Ben Nemtin: From Crippling Depression to Playin...
Ben Nemtim is a TV producer, motivational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author.
23 min
Josh Kopelman: Early Investor of Uber, Blue Apr...
Josh Kopelman co-founded First Round Capital in 2004 to reinvent seed-stage investing. Since that time, the firm has invested in over 300 emerging technology startups – becoming one of the most active venture capital firms in the country.
26 min
Tobias Peggs: Feeding the World Through the Pow...
Tobias Peggs is CEO of Square Roots Urban Growers, hyper-local indoor farms spread across the boroughs of New York City and Grand Rapids.
17 min
Marc Randolph: The Founding CEO of Netflix
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. As co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix, he laid much of the groundwork for a service that’s grown to 150 million subscribers.
26 min
Carolyn Horner, Due Quach, Ellen Weber: A Discu...
In this roundtable discussion, you’ll hear from University Professor who runs an angel investment group, an CEO and expert on unconscious bias, and a bootstrapping entrepreneur.
70 min
Danish Dhamani: How the Founder of Orai Overcam...
Danish’s Dhamani's vision is to empower everyone around the world to overcome their fear of public speaking and to become a better communicator. So, he created Orai, a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to improve your speaking ability.
15 min
Erica Williams Simon: Founder of the Creator's ...
Erica Williams Simon is an award-winning host, social critic, entrepreneur and author focused on exploring the truth of who we are and how we want to live.
23 min
Kiera Smalls and Jennifer Maher: How to Build a...
Jennifer Maher is the CEO over at 1776, a business incubator that has roots in Pennsylvania, DC, and Virginia. Kiera Smalls founded City Fit Girls: a citywide fitness club for women in Philadelphia.
14 min
Andreessen Horowitz Managing Partner Scott Kupo...
Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. Today, Andreessen Horowitz has over $10 billion in assets under management.
27 min
Christopher Wink: Lessons of a 10-year Journey ...
Christopher Wink is the Co-founder and CEO of Technically Media, a local news and events publishing company. Over the past 10 years, he's learned a lot about entrepreneurship.
27 min
Todd Bonin: CNBC Executive Producer on How to P...
Todd Bonin is a Senior Executive Producer over CNBC. He produces two live shows—Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley—right on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
14 min
Kevin O'Leary: How to Pitch to a Shark
Kevin O'Leary is an investor, businessman, and author best known as one of the Sharks on Shark Tank. In this episode, you’ll hear what Shark Tank investors are looking for when they’re pitched.
26 min
Alex Banayan: Lessons from Bill Gates, Lady Gag...
Alex Banayan is a 26-year-old who has spent the past 7 years interviewing some of the most successful people in the world, including Lady Gaga, Larry King, and Bill Gates.
26 min
Michelle Caffrey: How to Have Your Story Told b...
Michelle Caffrey is a reporter who covers technology and education for the Philadelphia Business Journal. In this conversation, she’ll share tips and advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to have their company or product featured in the press.
13 min
Nolan Bushnell and the Power of Iteration: How ...
<p>Nolan Bushnell is best known as the creator of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, though he has founded over 20 companies.</p><p>In this episode, you’ll hear the story of how Nolan launched the consumer video game industry with his invention of Pong.</p><p>He’ll also provide actionable insight on product iteration and early customer feedback.</p><p>This discussion was recorded live at LIFT Labs in Philadelphia, PA. It's lead by Sam Schwartz, the Chief Business Development Officer at Comcast.</p><br><p>Follow Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs online:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Join the Newsletter!</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>@LIFT_Labs on <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p><br /> For information regarding your data privacy, visit <a href=''></a>
18 min